The fight against climate change


There is clear scientific consensus about the fact that climate change is caused by human activity. The effects this has on our daily lives are already visible and will soon be even more so. To address this challenge, all countries adopted the Paris Climate Agreement at COP21 in 2015 which aims to limit the increase in the global average temperature in relation to pre-industrial levels. In 2023, COP28 is an opportunity to take an initial global stocktake of the Paris Agreement and to consolidate policies to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

The Paris Agreement is a universal treaty, establishing a new multilateral framework for fighting climate change and that is applied under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It opened the way for a gradual enhancement of mitigation and adaptation commitments by all countries, including through cooperation mechanisms concerning finance, technology transfers and capacity building. Now that it is in force, the Paris Agreement needs to be fully implemented.

France is fully committed to this effort being made by the international community and has taken a comprehensive approach as part of international negotiations to fight climate change.

Updated: November 2023